NCDevCon Speaker Spotlight: Bucky Schwarz


Bucky SchwarzBucky Schwarz is a software developer living in Durham, NC. He has over ten years of experience writing software for the web, so that's pretty cool I guess. He currently works at Bronto software, where he writes PHP and JavaScript. He has spoken at conferences, taught classes, and one time he won an argument on reddit, so you know he's legit. In his spare time, he likes to play video games, listen to music, explore, and be underwater.

Writing JavaScript that doesn't suck

We've all written JavaScript that sucks. Sometimes it's deadlines, sometimes it's our own lack of knowledge. Whatever the reason, we should stop writing JavaScript that sucks, and start writing JavaScript that doesn't suck. I'll show you how to do that in this presentation. We'll cover silly things that JavaScript does that you should be aware of, how to write functions and methods, when to use == and when to use === and how to write clean, efficient, reusable jQuery for DOM manipulation. This session is designed for people who have JavaScript and jQuery experience and are looking to improve their techniques.